Welcome to your daily update! So... I have spent most of my day in the finishing room... so we'll start there. I have been doing final assembly on horns that were treated with Acoustic Armour last week. It's been a lot of fun! It's always so rewarding to see horns really come together. For the first time in the history of me working here at Harrelson Trumpets... I injured myself lapping a tuning slide. Blood, sweat and tears... that's what we're all about... just kidding. Two of these should go out tomorrow morning. One to New York and one to New Orleans! The silver and gold horns I just unpacked and sorted slides. Started work on the silver horn this afternoon and that should be ready to ship tomorrow afternoon or Wednesday morning. And the same with the gold horn if I can get through them both by early tomorrow afternoon. I have some inlays to set... but won't be getting to those until I finish these horns... hopefully by tomorrow afternoon.
Joe is still plugging away on the mouthpiece throats... and Christine has a list so long... I told her today I was going to try to find her bigger post it notes... the phone has been ringing off the hook all day. She literally sets the phone in the cradle and it rings before it seats. She also worked on processing orders and shipping things today before noon. Now she's engraving mouthpiece throats.
Jason is working hard on designing and prototyping our showroom displays for mouthpieces and trim. These are really coming together... and Jason really has a knack for design and prototyping... not just on trumpets... on all things. I hope I will have some photos for you tomorrow of these on the walls! He's working until late tonight and hopes to have all of his designs laser cut before he leaves.
We're in crunch time... trying to complete as many things as possible before the 4th of July Holiday. We have shop visitors on both Tuesday and Thursday this week as well. Both are being fit for mouthpieces. We have a steady flow of visitors... not just during open houses. This summer we will be open Saturdays from 10-3. If you'd like to stop by... please give us a call and make an appointment so we're sure to be able organize our production schedule to give you the attention we want. Don't forget... we have shop tours and open houses at the end of July! Please register if you plan to attend.
See you back here tomorrow!
Jennifer Sandquist has been at Harrelson Trumpets since it's inception. Jen spends much of her time on marketing, photography and client spotlights. She has recently started CAD design and CNC machining for custom art on horns and trim. When she's not at Harrelson Trumpets... Jen loves to travel, see live music and follow creative pursuits of all kinds.